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The Best Tracks Of 2014, According To The Operatives

The Best Tracks Of 2014, According To The Operatives

The Operatives are a collective of multi-talented musicians and curators responsible for presenting tours of ground-breaking international talent and a platform for emerging artists to be...

The 6 Greatest Tassie Bands In History, According To Luca Brasi

The 6 Greatest Tassie Bands In History, According To Luca Brasi

Since releasing their celebrated By A Thread album earlier this year, Luca Brasi have shown no signs of slowing down, having toured nationally to raucous, sold out crowds. The guys are...

The 5 Step Guide To Going Solo, With Ella Hooper

The 5 Step Guide To Going Solo, With Ella Hooper

Aussie legend Ella Hooper has had one incredible career, from fronting local rock n roll heros Killing Heidi for a decade, Ella has gone on to...

A Guide To The Best Aussie Shoegaze Acts, With Lowtide

A Guide To The Best Aussie Shoegaze Acts, With Lowtide

Back in 2011, having released the astonishingly beautiful 7″ single ‘Underneath Tonight’, all eyes were on Melbourne quartet Lowtide, patiently awaiting their next move. Now, after...

King Parrot’s 8 Tips For Creating A Killer Music Video

King Parrot’s 8 Tips For Creating A Killer Music Video

Formed in 2010 emerging through the baptism of fire of the Melbourne metal scene, King Parrot have pillaged their way to international recognition. The band’s notoriety began with...

The 7 Aussie Music Industry Events You Should Attend

The 7 Aussie Music Industry Events You Should Attend

Often music industry events can be tricky to navigate; will you know anyone there? Will the panel discussions be helpful? We chatted to publicist Ashley Sambrooks...

Are Saskwatch Australia’s Greatest Soul Act?

Are Saskwatch Australia’s Greatest Soul Act?

It’s not a secret that Melbourne produces some of the best bands in the country no matter what the genre of music. Any night of the...

The 5 Most Promising Indigenous Hip Hop Acts Of 2014

The 5 Most Promising Indigenous Hip Hop Acts Of 2014

Non-profit organisation Desert Pea Media are about to release Song Nation No. 1 compilation, a collection of original music and online videos celebrating the vibrant Indigenous hip hop culture, out July...

Why Does Australia Love The Bronx So Much?

Why Does Australia Love The Bronx So Much?

The Bronx are no strangers to Australian shores. No, not in the sense that they came here twice in a year to promote a highly praised...

Morning Glory’s 5 Step Guide To New York Punk

Morning Glory’s 5 Step Guide To New York Punk

Morning Glory, formed by Ezra Kire (Leftover Crack and Choking Victim), are a group of New York City musicians brought together by their love of making...

The Most Promising Local Acts According To Clare Bowditch

The Most Promising Local Acts According To Clare Bowditch

Two of Australia’s most iconic music figures Clare Bowditch and Adalita are about to embark on the nation wide Winter Secrets tour. The tour is part...

Is Black Night Crash The Home Of Melbourne’s Underground Music Scene?

Is Black Night Crash The Home Of Melbourne’s Underground Music Scene?

Having been the harbinger of a slew of new indie bands to come, The Rochester Castle Hotel (“The Rochy” to its regulars) frequented its punters with...

The 8 Things We Learnt From Sia’s ’1000 Forms Of Fear’

The 8 Things We Learnt From Sia’s ’1000 Forms Of Fear’

To be fair Sia Furler has never had one overarching style to her career. She’s barely been a pop princess or an indie goddess, just an artist...

A Guide To Aussie Hip Hop’s New Wave, With Allday

A Guide To Aussie Hip Hop’s New Wave, With Allday

As our Tone Deaf scribe wrote last week: “In 2014 it’s getting increasingly lazy to slag off Aussie hip hop. If you still subscribe to the stigma...

The Best New Zealand Acts Of 2014, With Tiny Ruins

The Best New Zealand Acts Of 2014, With Tiny Ruins

Fresh from touring Europe and hot on the heels of the release of the wonderful, highly praised new album Brightly Painted One (out now via Spunk),...

Why SOHN Is About To Break Through In A Really Big Way

Why SOHN Is About To Break Through In A Really Big Way

Ever since Laneway Festival was born in a Melbourne alleyway in 2004 its organisers have garnered a reputation for having a keen eye for the next...

The Highs And Lows Of Dark MOFO 2014

The Highs And Lows Of Dark MOFO 2014

Now that the winter solstice has passed and Dark MOFO 2014 has come to an end, it’s time to say goodbye to what’s quickly becoming one...

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